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Date:      Sat, 23 May 2015 10:47:23 -0700
From:      Jeffry Killen <jekillen@prodigy.net>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ftp timeouts?
Message-ID:  <30B08A68-1183-474F-B221-49400D1D9BEE@prodigy.net>
In-Reply-To: <20150523131146.dab061dc.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <4CD867E3-5084-4B57-B364-6D07ABA8231D@prodigy.net> <20150523131146.dab061dc.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On May 23, 2015, at 4:11 AM, Polytropon wrote:

> On Fri, 22 May 2015 18:37:17 -0700, Jeffry Killen wrote:
>> I use another machine on local network to connect to it via ftp.  
>> But I
>> notice the ftp
>> connection from the client is dropped after a certain amount of
>> inactivity.  If I open a file
>> and spend too much time editing the file before saving back to the
>> server, the connection
>> is delayed for some 30 seconds before the save process is executed.
>>
>> It also seems to be using SFTP because when I first make the
>> connection my
>> ftp client (gui Fetch on Mac OSX 10.6x) asks me to enter the password
>> even
>> though it is already in the shortcut record.
>>
>> What configuration file would this be dependent on. And what  
>> value(s)?
>>
>> Note: I do have ftp called by inetd.
>
> You can do the following: First, read "man ftpd", then use
> the -t flag in /etc/ined.conf, for example:
>
> ftp stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/libexec/ftpd  ftpd -ll -t 60
>                                                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> This will provide a timeout of 60 minutes. Clients _might_
> request a lower timeout value, so check your client's settings
> as well.
>

Thank you
JK



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